Make no mistake about it. Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks did create history today. Not only was this the first ever Hell in a Cell match featuring two women, it was also the first time that two women have closed a Pay-Per-View.
The timing was right because this was a match in Sasha’s hometown, and we knew that with the hot crowd in attendance, the women would totally steal the show. Sure, they did put on a great match, but the ultimate outcome honestly left a lot to be desired. Especially after those stunning entrances by the two women.
Here’s what we felt went wrong with the Sasha Banks-Charlotte Flair main event, and why it wasn’t the classic we thought it would be.
#5 We’ve seen this match several times already
Now that the main roster has been split into two, the Women’s Division on both Raw and Smackdown are paper thin. As a consequence, we are forced to see the same matches over and over again on Raw, weekly.
We’ve been seeing variations of the Charlotte-Sasha feud from their NXT days, and off late, since the brand split, they’ve had several matches together. The only difference this time is that they were competing in a ‘Hell in a Cell’.
Considering that Sasha Banks gets a title opportunity because of her rematch clause, we’re not done with them for a while either. While we were reasonably excited about this contest from a historic standpoint, there was absolutely nothing fresh about Charlotte and Sasha inside HIAC.
Before you call us a ‘cuppa haters’, we are still happy for them.